1994 Ford Probe Reviews - Page 8 of 21

1994 Ford Probe SE 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance66700 miles
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

A quick sporty looking car

Faults:

I have not had any problems out of the ordinary.

I have only replaced the battery.

I will replace the rear hatch gas struts soon because they are becoming weak.

General Comments:

The Probe handles like a dream, and is very fast around corners.

The position of the driver's seat makes it very easy to drive the car with confidence. The rear view mirror allows you to see out the entire rear window easily.

The motor is only a 2.0 liter, four cylinder, but has a lot of pep to it.

I added a 2.75 inch exhaust pipe from the catalytic converter back to a high performance muffler and got a rich deep rumble out of the car.

It is a little hard to find any other performance parts, though.

It would have been nice if Ford had given both the SE and the GT more power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2004

3rd Nov 2005, 23:20

2.75" is WAY too big of a cat-back system for this car, recommended size is 2.25" for the SE. Even on the GT a 2.5" is plenty big. Too large an exhaust can hurt torque and low end performance.

1994 Ford Probe Automatic from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic Don't Know
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired196000 miles
Most recent distance243000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

Only purchase this car if you have a plethora of monetary resources, no job, and lots of time

Faults:

Transmission locked up/froze 4 months after purchase and 1 month after warranty expired on parts and labor. Replacement transmission took 3 months to replace.

2nd transmission locked up/froze 4 months after being repaired. Replacement took 3 months to find problem, parts, and complete the labor.

Airbag light started to blink on and off and engine light always on after last transmission replacement.

Front right headlight just stopped working.

Right front blinker stopped working.

Spring to gas cover broke.

Front bumper fell off backing out of parking lot. Repairs to front bumper cost $2,000.00. Auto body shop unable to determine why bumper fell off. No external damage to bumper, damage at site of bolts.

General Comments:

I would never recommend this car to anyone- ever.

This has been the worst car experience I have ever had.

However, the seats are comfortable and the trunk has a lot of room. Nice body and smooth ride when the car works.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th June, 2004

8th Dec 2004, 19:31

You have no idea what your talking about do you? you don't just back up out of a parking lot and have your bumper fall off. The only reason that stuff is happening to your car is because you treat it like crap!!

29th Sep 2005, 16:00

Have to agree with that previous comment. Two transmissions going in such a short time seems pretty suspicious. All of the other issues seem pretty minor to me. You should take better care of your car.

1994 Ford Probe SE 2.0 I-4 DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 I-4 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles

Summary:

Attractive looks, but lousy performance!

Faults:

Engine was replaced at 54,000 miles. It was my brothers fault for not checking the oil.

Transmission went bad shortly after that, but I ran it until the very end at 89,000 in July 2003.

Transmission replaced, and at the same time the mass airflow senor went out.

Trunk will not stay up because the supports are too weak.

Transmission o/d off light came on Christmas day of 2003, about 5 months after I had the transmission replaced!

Transmission ready to go out again any time at 100,000 miles.

General Comments:

Very attractive car, it is definitely an head turner!

Interior is relatively comfortable, as long as you are in the front seat.

Very large trunk capacity for a hatchback.

Very unreliable, the CD4-E transmission is crap. If you decide to get a probe get a GT model with the 4EAT transmission or any model with a manual transmission.

If you own one, and the o/d light starts blinking, I advise you to get rid of it as quickly as possible. Otherwise you may be stuck with it for a long time, and an expensive time at that.

This car dents extremely easily, and the paint scratches just as easily.

Sexy, but a lemon!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th May, 2004

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 79 reviews